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Meaning and name origin

Verna \v(e)-rna, ver-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced VER-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Verna is "spring green". Short form of Laverne; feminine form of Vernon. Used since the late 19th century. Virna (Italian) became familiar in the 1960s due to actress Virna Lisi. The name has a dated air.

Verna has 12 variant forms: Verda, Verne, Verneta, Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernis, Vernise, Vernisha, Vernita and Virna.


Verna is a very popular first name for females (#359 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25004 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Verna for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Verna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Verna outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Verna and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Laverne, Verda, Verna, Vernice and Vernie. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Laverne, Verda, Verna, Vernice, Vernie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Verna and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Berna, Ferna, Merna, Varena, Varina, Varona, Veena, Veina, Vena, Venna, Vera, Vereena, Verena, Verene, Verina, Verine, Verka, Verla, Veron, Verona, Verone, Verowna and Veryna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Verna.


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